Category Archives: Style

Instead of decluttering…

I am shopping for my upcoming vacation.

My bad.

If I have any defense, it’s that the prices on Ideeli have been SO good. Isn’t this cute? Just $29.

dress

 

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I’d like to thank the Academy…the CVS Academy

That exists, right?

It totally should because I need to thank someone for acknowledging my super saver-ness. I got this email Monday:

CVS

This wasn’t a big surprise. Anyone who has snooped in my bathroom knows I’m a health and beauty hoarder. Continue reading

I am nesting

I’m nesting, but I am not pregnant. Got that? Blame January.

The only thing I’m expecting is a sofa table which I purchased after two years of looking and which has just shipped from Austin. CANNOT WAIT.

But now I want everything. I want my apartment to look nice. Complete.

Recently my focus is on the walls. I had to take down the Dubois mirrors which were propped-versus-hung in my bedroom. More pics from my apartment here and here and here.

Bedroom

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I [wished I] bought it: Kate Spade Etta coat

You know how people tell you to wait before making a purchase? How most of the time, if you don’t buy it, later you’ll be glad you didn’t spend the money.

I wish I felt that way about Kate Spade‘s Etta coat.

Etta by Kate Spade

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I bought it

Actually, I bought them. Two cocktail dresses. I went looking for one dress for my company’s upcoming holiday party but the prices were so good that I bought two. Total damage with sales and a Lord & Taylor coupon: $220.

First option is this silver number from Anne Klein.

Anne Klein

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I want a new (d)rug

Apologies to Huey Lewis.

As part of my ongoing effort to make a house an apartment a home, I bought a new rug (no drugs) via Joss & Main.

The rug I presently have in my bedroom used to be my living room rug in DC. It’s looking shabby. No amount of Resolve and vacuuming can make it look OK now.

bedroom

My new rug is much brighter. Here is a picture of it in a room that is not mine. Continue reading

I had some fun with my nails

Before my parents most recent visit, I went to the nail salon with a picture in my phone.

nails painting

 

I took a photo of a painting by my late paternal grandmother to the nail salon and told my favorite technician Joey “anything inspired by this will be wonderful.” She far exceeded my expectations and when my father saw her work, he seemed touched.

Ignore my cuticles. Joey does the best she can with what I give her!

I bought jeans!

Remember my jean stress? Rejoice! I found a pair of jeans I love:

Via Polyvore

They’re DKNY Jeans, Skinny-Leg Tuxedo-Stripe, Mamba (!!) Wash.

It’s a good news/bad news situation.

The good: I found them at Marshall’s on sale for just $29. The bad: because they’re already at Marshall’s and priced so low, I probably won’t find them elsewhere, perhaps in another color.

Macys has a few pairs left as of press time. If you buy, go a size down. They run big.